To ride a bicycle across the new Bay Bridge will require bicycle paths -- and there is one... on the coming eastern span of the new bridge.
Building a bike lane on the iconic western span betweeen San Francisco and Yerba Buena Island could prove trickier, if not financially unfeasible.
There's finally a plan for such a path, according to the San Francisco Examiner, but no way to pay for the "hundreds of millions of dollars price tag" as of yet.
In 2001, the estimate was between $300-350 million, but the latest documents show it could cost as much as $550 million now.
The Bay Area Toll Authority will unveil several possibilities at a meeting tonight, including bike trails around Yerba Buena Island with bus or other connectors to San Francisco, and one possibility with a for-real bike path on the bridge.
There's a hitch, however: the price tage is an estimated $550 million, according to the newspaper, and no funding sources have been identified.
Can we say, "$20 bike toll"?